Confidence Hack – Make Yourself A Promise And Keep It
It’s time for another confidence hack. These are short little actionable tips that you can implement right away to grow your courage and self-confidence. Today is another great example of how a simple idea and a shift in thought and perception is all it takes to give you that confidence boost you need. It’s one of those hacks that works better the more you use it. Give it a try starting today and then make an effort to use it regularly.
This Confidence Hack Is Simple
The confidence hack is simple. Make yourself a promise and then make sure you keep it. That’s it. If it sounds simple, it’s because it is. But like some of the other hacks I’ve shared with you already, it’s more powerful than you may think.
By making yourself a promise, you’ll accomplish several things. The first is that you define what you need to do. You can’t make a promise if you don’t know what you’re promising. The second is that you are committing yourself to taking action. To keep the promise, you have to do something. Which brings us to the last part of the hack. You have to make sure that you keep the promise you made yourself. By getting in the habit of doing that, you won’t let yourself make up excuses or put things off. Start right now by making yourself the promise to give this a serious try. I want you to promise yourself that you will keep the promises you make to yourself. It’s an important part of this hack and what will help build your self-confidence.
Think of it this way. Who do you feel is more reliable and who are you more confident in? The person that makes big promises, but doesn’t always keep them, or the one that will keep his promise no matter what when he’s given his word? It’s the second one. It’s no different when you’re dealing with yourself. With this one little commitment and shift in thinking you can greatly boost your confidence in yourself. Best of all, each time you keep another promise to yourself, you’re reinforcing that confidence.
Integrity and Trust
A side point here is when we don’t honor our commitments to ourselves, we fall out of integrity with ourself. We learn we can’t trust ourselves. And that’s a huge confidence crusher!
Here’s An Example
Let’s look at an example of this confidence hack in action. Let’s say there’s something you want to get done in the morning. This could be going to the gym, reading a book, writing in a journal, or a specific task for your job or business. Define what it is you want to do and then set aside time for it each morning. Then make yourself a promise to get it done each and every morning for a week. Write it down and commit. Stick to your promise and after the week re-evaluate. Is it working? Is there something you need to change? Make those tweaks and then make another promise to yourself to do this task every morning (or Monday through Friday) for another week. Lather. Rinse. And repeat. It works like a charm.
Don’t Miss A Thing
In case you missed one of the emails and posts, here are the tips I’ve shared so far:
Day 1 – Welcome to the Challenge
Day 3 – Making Courage A Habit
Day 4 – Look How Far You’ve Come
Day 5 – Scared? Do it anyway!
Day 6 – What’s Your Big Why?
Day 10 – Do More Of What Makes You Happy
Day 11 – Keep a Journal
Day 12 – We All Have Bad Days
Day 13 – Confidence Hack – Do It Anyway
Day 15 – Stop Negative Self-Talk In Its Track
Day 16 – It’s a balancing act…
Day 19 – Fake It Until You Make It
Day 21 – Random Acts of Kindness on Steroids
Day 22 – Focus On Solutions
Day 23 – Eat That Frog
Day 24 – The Power of Being Prepared